Ferrari’s new mid-engine hybrid hypercar is allegedly capable of cracking triple digit speeds quicker than anything else you can buy today.
The details come thanks to German magazine Auto Motor und Sport that claims to have gotten its hands on a leaked invitation to the new car’s reveal at Maranello on May 31.
Reports suggest that the F173 will be powered by a development of the 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 that debuted in the 488, however, it will receive help from batteries and a trio of electric motors.
With two electric motors on the front axle, and a third in the transmission, the new performance product will have all-wheel-drive with torque vectoring, and a total system output of 735kW.
All of this is expected to coalesce into a 0-100km/h sprint from a standstill in 2 seconds flat. If the Ferrari F173 can achieve that figure, it will be the quickest accelerating car with a combustion engine you can buy.
Set to sit above the 812 Superfast in the current Ferrari line-up, Maranello has been careful not to describe the F173 as a direct LaFerrari replacement. However, it will be the halo model, and have performance that puts it firmly in hypercar territory.
Interestingly, despite performance to clean the floor with the LaFerrari, Auto Motor und Sport reports that insiders are expecting the F173 to cost €600,000 (A$973,000). This is a relative bargain when compared to the LaFerrari’s price of well over €1 million when it was first released.
Australians can expect to pay around $1 million locally once on-roads and options are factored in – if it comes Down Under at all.
For the full details when the car is revealed at the end of the month, stay tuned to WhichCar.com.au